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Access image file from home screen

Using Google Drive: Upload the photo to Google Drive Open the Drive app and open the photo Open the triple dots menu in the top right Scroll down Select "Add to Home screen" Optionally, ...
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Where is the wallpaper image saved?

In Android 7.0, it's located in /data/system/users/0. You'll have to use a file explorer to rename it to a jpg or whatever it is. The folder also contains your lockscreen wallpaper so that's a plus.
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Whatsapp: Export pictures from certain conversations

I think there is no native way of doing that, and I have not seen any app that does it. From my experience, the best way is via WhatsappWeb. I used this quite a few times. Select the target ...
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Access image file from home screen

If you have a Samsung device, go to Files and find the picture. Then long press to select it, click "More" on the bottom, then click "Add to home screen".
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Whatsapp: Export pictures from certain conversations

WhatsApp doesn't want to give you this power (for legal reasons perhaps). The "export conversation" only exports most recent media. So I have elaborated a tidy 4-step solution to collect all ...
Murilo Perrone's user avatar
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How to take a screenshot with an Android device?

Old question , posting to add alternative using Google Now on Tap on Marshmallow, which does away with failed attempts in getting the right combo of keys correctly pressed (at times I ended up ...
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Galaxy S6 Folder is Empty on PC

I just had this problem resolved. On the home screen of your Samsung, pull the notifications menu up by swiping your finger from the top of the screen. Click on USB charging tab. Click on File ...
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How to fix mount errors when trying to mount the raw image that converted from android sparse image?

The file system might not be in the beginning of the raw partition image. First you need to convert the image from sparse to raw, using either simg2img or sparse_img_to_ext4.py. Then, you need to find ...
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How can I turn OFF Google Lens search, permanently

This link shows how to disable the feature. It's hard to follow at first, just replay it a few times. Basically type chrome://flags in your chrome browser, which give you a "search flags" ...
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Whatsapp: Export pictures from certain conversations

Go to Whatsapp Settings. For me that the three dots button at the top right of "main" screen of whatsapp. From there go to chats, chat history, email chat, select contact, and it will prompt you to ...
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Images in PDF File are distorted

PDF files are designed to maintain their content across platforms ,be immune to the application or OS Hence, recommendation was to try alternate PDF app, which worked for OP. Adobe PDF reader used ...
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Where is Boot flow screen displayed in android

This is all happen in OEM bootloader (proprietary) before android is started. This screen is displayed before splash screen only in yellow/orange/red state
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Application Images

Images are contained in the app If the images are not downloaded they are contained in the app respectively it's APK file. You can download the APK file from your device (some file explorers allow to ...
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how can I mount a ab backup file from windows? And would I be able to point an undelete program on it?

Android backup files created via adb backup are no images, they are more comparable to ZIP files. Only existing files are included into the backup file. Deleted files can not be included in such an ...
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Where is the wallpaper image saved?

This is a slight twist on the original question's context but may be useful to some who land here... The location of the stock wallpapers is in an apk file that you should find on your device at /...
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Why can't my phone find pictures or music files suddenly?

This issue has been driving me insane. It's happened previously on Samsung Galaxy S4 and again on my S6 edge. Issue: Images missing from Gallery app or Music missing from music player app. Having ...
David Harber's user avatar
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List of supported A/V and Image Codecs

The file media_codecs.xml located in /system/etc lists the codecs available for a particular device. To read it via adb shell: adb shell cat /system/etc/media_codecs.xml Part of Media_codecs.xml ...
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Whatsapp: Export pictures from certain conversations

Ok, this does not answer the question directly, but comments on a feature that might be helpful to the same audience. This does not work for past media but for any new media from the moment you set it ...
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Can't copy image URL on Google Chrome

For those looking here in 2023 and onward, this option has been moved and is difficult to find, but is still present. When viewing a picture in Google Chrome, first long-press to get the menu shown in ...
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Change wallpaper via ADB/terminal

I know this thread is old and dead, but it came up when I was searching the same topic. So I'm posting a response anyway for posterity. This works for me on Android 5.1 am start -d file:////data/...
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Unable to set Contact Picture

Copy the number by editing that contact. Now create a new contact and choose your existing Google account or Samsung account (if you have a Samsung account logged in, it can be found under drop down ...
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How do I resize/change resolution of pictures easily?

I'm not aware of any "native" or "pre-installed" capabilities. But the easiest way, if you need it more than once a year, is to use a suitable app. You can find some candidates in my app-listing Other ...
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How to view recovered (deleted earlier) images?

Recovering images from a previously formatted media usually means that the images are "carved" from the RAW data by detecting the image headers. Images that are not stored as one data block (image is ...
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How can I turn OFF Google Lens search, permanently

I discovered an approach that, at least for two weeks now, seems to have worked. I tried a twist on this approach which I had mentioned above: I did find one thing that says to "Disable" (...
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Google keep: Copying image from one note to another

There is a possible workaround if you use Gboard as it can paste copied images. Launch Google Keep and open the shared note (with image) you just saved. Copy the image. Open the note where the ...
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Change wallpaper via ADB/terminal

file=/Users/Mantis/Desktop/yoshi.jpg dest=/sdcard/Download/"${file##*/}" adb push "$file" "$dest" adb shell am start \ -a android.intent.action.ATTACH_DATA \ -c android.intent.category.DEFAULT ...
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If I delete Google account entirely will it delete all the photos saved on my phone?

This link about deleting google account gives you the required information. As far as I understand, it would not delete the apps and screenshots from your phone.
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Android x86 native resolution fails

I was having a similar issue running Android-x86 on VMware (Windows host). The solution was to force the virtual machine to load enough memory for the virtual graphics adapter upon boot. In my case, ...
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.nomedia file not hiding newly created images. Solution?

I'm having the same problem in android 6.0 but only in the pictures and movies folders and subfolders. My solution is to remove a recreate the .nomedia after each new download! However if the folder ...
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How to identify the WhatsApp sender of a media while playing it from the gallery?

I am a member of "many" groups of which friends added me there. So, I had one idea on how to know without checking all the messages and going to Chat Rooms, etc. Just click on Group Icon, ...
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